Halloween may be a couple of days away, but the Walt Disney World Resort is already gearing up for the holiday season, with select entertainment returning this weekend!
The first seasonal event to make its return this year is A Frozen Holiday Wish, scheduled for nightly performances beginning November 3 on the Cinderella Castle stage in the Magic Kingdom at 6:15 p.m. This take on the park’s classic castle lighting event brings the whole cast of characters from Frozen out to convince Elsa to transform Cinderella Castle just for the holiday season into a stunning ice palace.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party runs select dates between November 8 and December 22, and on party nights A Frozen Holiday Wish will take place twice. (We recommend catching the first showing as it takes place before the party starts — that way you can spend the rest of the night focusing on the party-exclusive events!)
In addition to A Frozen Holiday Wish, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party features unique character meet and greets, classic parades and performances, and new for 2019 Minnie’s Most Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks.
Epcot is the place to be during the holidays with the Festival of the Holidays kicking off shortly after the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival comes to an end. Food & Wine Festival runs through November 23, and the Festival of the Holidays picks up later that week running November 29-December 30. This annual event includes fan favorites like the outdoor kitchens, holiday traditions around the world, seasonal decorations and entertainment, and more.
The Candlelight Processional which features a celebrity narrator sharing the biblical story of Christmas with a live choir and orchestra runs throughout the Festival of the Holidays as well.
Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Sunset Seasons Greetings, the holiday projection show done on Tower of Terror also begins November 8 and runs through January 5, 2020. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, the holiday themed fireworks show performed on and above the Chinese Theater makes its return during those same dates.
New for 2019, Animal Kingdom is getting in on the holiday fun with themed character meet and greets around the park, new Tree of Life Awakenings complete with a festive musical score, and special holiday decorations and overlays all around the park from Pandora: World of Avatar all the way to DinoLand U.S.A.
Disney Springs is another favorite place to celebrate the holidays, not only for some of the best holiday shopping (especially if you’re able to take advantage of things like annual passholder or Disney Vacation Club discounts!), but also to visit the Christmas Tree Trail. This year’s trail is already coming together and is scheduled to open right alongside the rest of the holiday decor coming to the Walt Disney World Resort next month.
Disney recently shared discounted room rates for select dates in the beginning of the holiday season, and if you’re planning some seasonal travel this winter Academy Travel can help ensure that you’ll get the best deal. Their services come at no extra charge to you, and they’ll be able to help you make the most of your trip to Disney World during the most merriest time of the year. Click here for a free, no obligation quote, and start planning your holiday celebrations right now!
Are you ready to celebrate the holidays Disney style? Let us know which seasonal events you can’t wait for in the comments!